Date: May 24, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), one of the two Chinese
Nationalist Party (KMT) members who registered for the party’s presidential primary, yesterday said that if she is the only contender to have passed the signature threshold, she should be allowed some time before a survey in which she is required to have at least 30 percent party support.
The KMT is to reveal tomorrow whether Hung and former minister of health Yaung Chi-liang (楊志良) have each obtained signatures from at least 15,000 registered party members.
Some political and media observers contend that Yaung might fail to reach the threshold, given the relatively small number of signatures he presented with his registration.
KMT presidential primary rules stipulate that if there is only one registered contender, the party’s review committee has two options. [FULL STORY]